Ladies and gentlemen, may we present to you the venerable Sean Evans and Chili Klaus? They’re two of the bravest, and most insane, people you’ll be able to watch on YouTube. You’re probably asking what makes them mental. Well, it’s the simple fact that they’ve elected to eat the hottest chilli pepper in the world while on camera. I mean it’s bad enough having to tackle the Carolina Reaper, but having it to do it while presenting a vlog about it? Absolutely crazy. At least for us it allows us to live truly vicariously without developing, as Johnny Cash famously called it, a ring of fire.
The Carolina Reaper
If you’ve never heard of the Carolina Reaper, then you you need to educate yourself, son. This pepper, which also goes by the catchy name of HP22BNH7, was developed by a mad scientist that’s aptly named Ed Currie. He’s the owner of the PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, where he initially crossbred the former hottest chilli pepper in the world – the ghost chilli – with a red habanero to create Satan’s spawn. In doing so, he also ticked off an item off his bucket list by getting his newly created chilli into the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest chilli pepper in the world.
This video takes a while to get going, but you can start properly watching from around about the 8 minute mark. And you’re in for a treat, because their reaction is hilarious. Especially after all the bravado right before the first bite of the Carolina reaper. We’ve got to say that Chili Klaus’s reaction is the best. His inability to speak in the face of some epic hiccups left us in stitches.
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